Interdisciplinary Resources

Fellowships, Grants, and Residencies

California Institute of the Arts' website features an extensive and excellent list of resources, found here

The Franklin Furnace Fund

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., on a mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art.

Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and unforeseen contemporary avant-garde artforms; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists; to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to life; and to fostering artists' zeal to broadcast ideas.

Offers grants to emerging artists, selected by peer panel review, to help them produce performance art works in New York (full-time students ineligible), people from all countries able to apply. Grant range: $2,00-10,000. 

The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center is a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, which provides a unique environment for a global community of emerging and established artists and thinkers to gather and explore new ideas together.

International Summer Program

For more than 20 years, the principal activity of The Watermill Center has been the International Summer Program led by Founder and Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. During the International Summer Program, every participant collaboratively contributes to site-specific works, performing arts project workshops, design project workshops as well as attending lectures and taking part in landscaping and design/construction projects. Artists apply as individuals and participate in all aspects of the programmed projects and activities.

Inga Maren Otto Fellowship

Created with a generous gift from philanthropist Inga Maren Otto, the fellowship provides support for emerging and mid-career artists who have demonstrated exceptional creative ability in the arts.

The Residency Program

The Residency Program provides artists with the opportunity to utilize The Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work.

The National Endowment for the Arts - Individual Grants

Creative Writing Fellowships

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Translation Projects

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is a non-profit, publicly-supported charity, headquartered in New York City and established 34 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor his wife, Princess Grace’s [Kelly] legacy. Our mission is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.

Doctorow/Shuttleworth collaboration

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000. 

The Foundation is committed to opening knowledge resources. By knowledge resources we mean software, designs, project reports, manuals, research results and other intellectual creations. Knowledge resources are open when they are available for revision, translation, improvement and sharing under open licences, open standards and in open formats, free of technical protection measures. In order to do this, all knowledge resources must have clear ownership.

Knowledge Resources subject to or governed by copyright and database rights must be made open, as defined in the Open Definition: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Since the Foundation's inception, more than 2,500 grants awarded to artists and arts organizations—totaling over $12 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development. FCA supports individual artists and collectives working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts through six grant programs: Grants to Artists, the John Cage Award, the Merce Cunningham Award, the Robert Rauschenberg Award, the Ellsworth Kelly Award, and Emergency Grants.

China Residencies

So, you’re thinking you’d like to go on an artist residency China. Congratulations, you’re in the right place! 

Each residency in our directory is unique, and no two residency programs are exactly alike. The upside of such diversity means there's something for everybody, but it also means that finding the right residency for your practice will take a little bit of research and a good amount of soul-searching.

DutchCulture | TransArtists shares knowledge and experience on residency programmes and related topics. is the platform stimulating and strengthening artists' mobility internationally. Here you will find all about facts, use and value of international artist-in-residence (AiR) programmes as well as other cultural opportunities for artists to stay and work elsewhere.

DAAD International Scholarship for Artists in Germany

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is funding study scholarships for International applicants from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Architecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography. Scholarships are  to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree of qualification, at a German state (public) or state-recognized institution of higher education. The International scholarship is granted for one year which covers monthly scholarship, health insurance, flat-rate travel allowance, family allowance and accommodation subsidy.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is awarded in Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Architecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography.
Course Level: Scholarship is to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree of qualification.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

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Dramatists Guild of America

Consider becoming a member of the Dramatists Guild to gain access to their resource directory. "We are a community of playwrights, composers and lyricists dedicated to protecting, informing, and promoting the interests of dramatists everywhere.

4 Culture

4Culture is King County's cultural services agency. 4Culture is located in Seattle, Washington, and was established in January of 2003 to continue the work of the King County Arts Commission, Public Art Commission and the heritage programs of the Landmarks Commission.